Are Americans eating more candy? Well they're certainly spending a bit more - Nielsen data shows US retail dollar sales rose a modest 2.4% in the 52 weeks to May 28, although unit sales were down 1.6%, suggesting shoppers are trading up to more premium products. Gum, meanwhile, remains in the doldru...

Are Americans eating more candy? Well they're certainly spending a bit more - Nielsen data shows US retail dollar sales rose a modest 2.4% in the 52 weeks to May 28, although unit sales were down 1.6%, suggesting shoppers are trading up to more premium products. Gum, meanwhile, remains in the doldrums, with dollar sales down 0.4% and unit sales down 3.6%.

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